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Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late July,vertical jigging, salmon, lake trout, michigan, catching fish, fishing, grand traverse bays, traverse city, platte bay

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late July

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-July featuring information and tips about salmon and lake trout vertical jigging.

The beginning of July was really hot and humid, we had a lot of really hot days, and that really kind of slowed down the salmon fishing on the western side of the state. Now that we have a week of colder weather - we had a really nice north wind blow - and that's starting to bring some of those salmon back in closer to shore where anglers can take advantage of them. The lake trout vertical jigging bite is incredible right now - absolutely big fish, as well as lots of numbers. Get out, drop some 1-3 ounce jigs for these aggressive bites, you'll have a ball. Get out, have fun, and if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the state of Michigan, give Sport Fish Michigan a call or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com

Chad Dilts - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July - Perch,perch fishing, yellow perch, michigan, fishing tackle, fishing report, expert tip, anglingbuzz

Chad Dilts - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July - Perch

 

Captain Chad Dilts of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-July featuring inland lake perch fishing.

For those anglers looking to get out and do some inland lake perch fishing, we have a really stable bite going right now. We're two weeks after the Mayfly hatch, the fish are traveling into that deeper water zone. In some lakes - 25 feet - but some of the deeper, larger, inland lakes as deep as 35-50 feet. Standard perch rigs with 1/4 oz to 1/2 oz bell sinkers on the bottom, something to get you down in that rough water and hold you right to the bottom. Some anglers like to use, and will have good success with, crawlers, perch minnows, and even some anglers like to use just small chunks of frozen shrimp. For those anglers looking to get out onto Lake Michigan and target some of the bigger fish that are schooling - don't be afraid to get in on the breaks, and if you're not finding what you're looking for, sneak into that 10-15 foot zone, wherever you have rocks or weeds. A really stable pattern and a good technique to use for those perch is a slip-bobber. You can fish just one individual hook with a little bit of weight - try to set it up just above the weed bed or the rock edge. Use the same kind of baits - crawlers, leeches, minnows, and even frozen shrimp. Those perch are really going to be hunkered-down into that structure, feeding, and you want to bring them up out of that structure and see if you can entice a strike.

Chad Dilts - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July,fishing, salmon, lake trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, trolling, vertical jigging, anglingbuzz

Chad Dilts - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July

 

Captain Chad Dilts of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for early July. Summer is here, and temperature increases have pushed fish into deeper waters in both Lake Michigan and inland lakes. Check out angling opportunities for salmon, lake trout, walleye, and smallmouth bass.

We're in the middle of July and we've had some really warm temperatures and it has really increased the temperatures of our inland lakes and Lake Michigan. On Lake Michigan, for the guys looking for salmon and lake trout, it has really forced that thermocline down to that 60-90 foot range, but it has also made for really excellent fishing. Guys wanting to vertical jig are doing well, guys wanting to troll are doing the same. On our inland lakes, we're just coming off of a pretty heavy Mayfly hatch which, in turn, has forced most of our walleye and our smallmouth over the breaks and into that deeper water zone - kind of the secondary July zone. We're really starting to see our summer patterns established. Anglers wanting to target walleye are doing really well an hour before dark and an hour after dark leading into the evening. Anglers trolling crankbaits and body-baits with inline planer boards are doing really well in that 15-20 foot zone. Anglers wanting to do something more light tackle with slip-bobbers, jig heads, and leaches - they're also doing good and having good results.

Chad Dilts - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early July,lake trout, vertical jigging, salmon, michigan, fishing, tips, techniques

Chad Dilts - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early July

 

Captain Chad Dilts of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for early July. Light tackle jigging for lake trout and salmon: locations, tips, and techniques.

Hi, I'm Captain Chad Dilts with Sport Fish Michigan. We're in the first week of July and this is an awesome time to get out and do some light tackle vertical jigging for both lake trout and salmon. Ports like Grand Traverse Bay, Northport, Manistee, even Frankfort have really steep structure, isolated humps - and it presents a great opportunity for people to get out and take advantage of that set-up thermocline. The lake trout have finally left the shallow water. They're correlating to deeper structure, steep breaks, where they can find that nice thermocline. Typically, 60-80 feet of water is best at this time of year, but sometimes we might be jigging in even 90-120 feet. Don't be surprised when you stumble into some salmon, because all of our salmon are moving up north now. Ports like Luddington, Manistee, Frankfort, and even parts of Grand Traverse Bay are seeing good numbers of salmon. For the guys trolling, it's a great opportunity to get a mixed bag. But, also, if you'd like to try to target some salmon while vertical jigging - jump up to a 2-ounce jig and give it a go. You'll have great success on light tackle and establish some great memories.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - End of June,hex hatch, mayfly, mayflies, brown trout, river trout, fishing, bass, smallmouth, michigan

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - End of June

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the end of June. Michigan's hottest bass fishing locations for the end of June. Hex hatch update - the biggest river brown trout of the season.

It's the end of June, we've got some awesome angling opportunities all across the state. Bass fishing is big for us up here in Michigan. We've got topwater options on inland lakes as well as the big waters - Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, Saginaw Bay as well as Grand Traverse Bay. Great bedding fish still on the bigger bodies of water - the late part of the spawn. The topwater action is a lot of fun. Additionally, we also have some great options for the hex hatch. For the river anglers that are looking to get out on fly, river angling for brown trout, these might be some of the biggest trout you'll see all year. The hex hatch is upon us. The big mayflies - those are the granddaddies - and trout really go nuts for those. Both rainbows and brook trout as well as the big brown trout. Get out on the rivers, give the hex hatch a try, and you'll do well.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - 3rd Week of June,fishing, michigan, walleye, saginaw bay, luddington, salmon, tips, techniques, anglingbuzz

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - 3rd Week of June

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-June. Fishing report and tips for Saginaw Bay walleye fishing and salmon fishing along the west side of Michigan.

It's the third week in June and we have some awesome angling opportunities all across the state. For walleye anglers, Saginaw Bay is a tough place to beat right now. For numbers, we recommend pulling crawler harnesses at a slightly slower speed. But if you're looking for those bigger bites, something like a flicker shad or banana-style bait will get those bigger bites. Saginaw Bay is just loaded right now. For those anglers chasing salmon, the west side of the state, on the Lake Michigan side all the way from Luddington up towards Northport - we've got really fantastic numbers of salmon. The really exciting thing is that we're seeing two and three-year-olds, which really bodes well for the future. For the salmon anglers, get out and troll, find that thermocline and troll just above it. That's typically where those salmon are going to be feeding early in the morning and then later in the evening as that dusk bite comes into play.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-June,smallmouth bass, michigan, bass fishing, catching bass, fishing, tips, lures, bait, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Saginaw Bay, Grand Graverse Bay

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-June

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-June. Michigan bass fishing is legendary, and June is presenting great opportunities on both inland lakes and larger bodies of water like Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Bays, and Saginaw Bay.

One thing a lot of anglers travel to Michigan for, as well as the Michigan residents themselves, is fishing for bass. Smallmouth bass in particular. We have some awesome, awesome opportunities really on the inland lakes as well as the bigger bodies of water. For the anglers on the inland lakes, you know we have a post-spawn condition on most of the bodies of water because they're much warmer. Soft plastic jerk-baits, spinner baits if it's windy, crank baits, top-waters are great options for those post-spawn fish. You know lots of great action there for both largemouth and smallmouth. For those looking for bigger bodies of water, Lake Huron, Saginaw Bay, Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan - those are much colder, and those fish are just starting to come up onto the beds. We really want to make sure that when we're targeting bass on beds, we get those bass right back into the water as quickly as possible. Take a quick photo, which we all like to do, but get that bass back guarding its nest. That will help ensure a great bass fishery in this state for years to come.

AnglingBuzz Destinations | Al Lindner with Sport Fish Michigan,lindner, fishing, al lindner, anglingbuzz, michigan, salmon, coho, walleye, bass, trout, lake trout, casting, jigging, trolling, fly fishing

AnglingBuzz Destinations | Al Lindner with Sport Fish Michigan

 

Al Lindner joins Sport Fish Michigan's Ben Wolfe for Michigan's Platte River coho salmon run. They discuss Michigan's incredible fisheries and the broad variety of species and techniques for anglers to enjoy.

We've been planning this trip for two years. I'm pumped, I'm pumped, I'm pumped! Two years in the making! I'm fishing with Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan and we're at the mouth of the Platte River - the world-renowned Platte River. We're fishing for coho salmon. This has been an exciting trip planned for me. I've never done anything like this. I've talked to Ben a number of times and he says, "hey - there's a lot of ways these people are catching fish." Naturally, you've got people trolling, you've got fly fishermen all over the place - like the guy in front of us, you've got bottom fishermen. You guys kind of got onto a bit that's a little bit different, and man, it's a lot more fun. That was what was exciting to me. We're going to be doing deep-water jigging. Tell us a little bit about why these fish are here as I idle by all these people. [Ben Wolfe] Sure. Well, we're coming out of the mouth of the Platte River, and this is the birthplace of the entire multi-billion dollar Great Lakes salmon industry. [Al Lindner] Look at them! [Ben Wolfe] We have salmon in the river, we have salmon out in the lake. It's just a special place to be. The Michigan DNR, back in the mid-1960s, planted coho salmon here, right on this very river. We're out here trying to enjoy the fishery that has been the result of that stocking initially. [Al Lindner] Tell us a little bit about Sport Fish Michigan and what it's all about. [Ben Wolfe] Well, Sport Fish Michigan is a network of some of the top charter Captains and Guides in the state. And we really try to concentrate on just about anything that someone wants to do, fishing-wise. We can provide it for them. Whether it's fishing in the river on fly. Whether it's fishing in the river with traditional gear. Or trolling or jigging. Bass fishing is big for us. Walleye fishing is also big for us. So really - almost anything someone wants to do, fishing-wise, we have someone around the state that is a qualified Captain or a Guide and really knows their thing, and is able to have a great time with customers. [Al Lindner] This is really a gas. [Ben Wolfe] Beautiful! [Al Lindner] This is everything I expected this to be and then a little bit more. It was a rush, bro. [Troy Lindner] You know, that looks like a lot of fun. I do a lot of fishing up in the mountains, most of the trout are about that big, they're not giants like that. [Mike Hehner] Yeah, these are magnum fish, Troy. These fish get to 30-40 pounds out there. Within the next couple weeks out on the Great Lakes system, these fish are going to be firing up. All the charters are going to be out catching the heck out of these fish all the way through the fall. [Troy Linder] That's awesome - that is awesome.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early June 2018,fishing, smallmouth, bass, lake trout, cisco, salmon, michigan, lake michigan, grand traverse bay, anglingbuzz

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early June 2018

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for early June. Update on smallmouth bass, cisco, and lake trout fishing in the Grand Traverse Bay area, and salmon fishing on Lake Michigan.

We've got some fantastic options out here on Grand Traverse Bay, where we are now. It's early June - we have some really good bass fishing right now up in the shallows. We also have, in that 20-40 ft range, just absolute phenomenal lake trout and cisco action. We still have cold water. It has really been a late spring. So, casting blade baits in that 20-40 ft range is a really great option to getting lots of action on the cisco and the lake trout. One thing that has lots of anglers all across the state excited is the salmon action that we're seeing. All the way from St. Joe to Grand Haven, Muskegon, even into Luddington - as those fish are migrating north for the summer - the salmon action has been absolutely phenomenal. Lots and lots of bites for anglers getting out on the big lake. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give Sport Fish Michigan a call.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late-May 2018,fishing, gass, smallmouth, walleye, lake trout, salmon, lake michigan, saginaw bay, angling buzz

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late-May 2018

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for late May. Northern Michigan spring bass spawning season is creating outstanding fishing opportunities. Saginaw walleye fishing tips, and Lake Michigan lake trout and salmon update

It's Memorial Day, and we have some wonderful opportunities for anglers all across the state. Up in Northern Michigan, the smallmouth bass are on the spawn. It's a peak time to catch these awesome fish. It's really important to practice catch and release when we catch a fish off of the bed, as these are the parents that are guarding the eggs as well as the fry. This will help ensure the next generation of great angling opportunities throughout the years. Walleye anglers down in the Saginaw Bay area are still catching lots and lots of walleyes pulling both spoons, but predominantly pulling crawler harnesses - pulled at a slow, 1.1 to 1.5 miles an hour. For anglers getting out on Lake Michigan, we have some tremendous lake trout and salmon action all across the western side of the state.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-May 2018,keywords: walleye, lake trout, cisco, grand traverse bay, detroit river, fishing, catching fish, fishing report, anglingbuzz

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-May 2018

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for early May 2018. Detroit River Walleye Run and Grand Traverse Bay Cisco and Lake Trout.

It's early May and we're still down here on the Detroit River jigging walleyes. We're in the middle of the walleye run, and this is a fantastic time to be here. Lots and lots of great eater-size 15-18" fish. This run will continue all the way through May and well into June - is what we're expecting. Up in Northern Michigan on Grand Traverse Bay we're starting to see a really good cisco and lake trout bite happening. It's still cold water, water in the low 30s to upper 30s, and we're seeing those fish starting to come in to agressively feed. They're in that 50-foot range. Blade baits and jigging spoons are great options to target these agressively feeding fish.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early May 2018,detroit river,walleye,michigan fishing,sport fish michigan,anglingbuzz,captain ben wolfe

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early May 2018

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for early May 2018. Detroit River Walleye Run.

We're out here on the Detroit River and we've got a fantastic walleye run that's in mid-progress right now. Lots of really nice eater fish as well as some bigger fish are being caught all across the river - in both U.S. waters as well as Canadian waters. It has been incredibly windy down here in Detroit, including some extreme snowy weather. The fish are still here, they're being caught. They key is finding some cleaner water, if you can find that mud line, or where the water is a little bit cleaner, you can find those active walleye. You may have to hunt around a little bit on the river to find them. Whether it's downstream or upstream - either way, once you get on that pod of fish it's a no-brainer and it's lights-out fishing.

AnglingBuzz Tip of the Week: Jika Rig with Capt. Ben Wolfe,

AnglingBuzz Tip of the Week: Jika Rig with Capt. Ben Wolfe

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan explains how to setup and use a Jika tube rig for bass fishing.


AnglingBuzz Technique of the Week: Vertical Jigging for Lake Trout,sport fish michigan,lake trout,vertical jigging,michigan fishing

AnglingBuzz Technique of the Week: Vertical Jigging for Lake Trout

 

Sport Fish Michigan's Capt. Ben Wolfe is featured in this week's AnglingBuzz Technique of the Week: Precision Vertical Jigging for Michigan Lake Trout


Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - End of July 2017 ,michigan, fishing, charter boat, lake trout, smallmouth bass, bass fishing, king salmon, chinook, vertical jigging, coho salmon

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - End of July 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for late July 2017.This year, the winds that usually occur in August have come early. Anglers who are willing and able to fish safely in these windy conditions have been handsomely rewarded with great catches! The smallmouth and largemouth bite has been good, and big lake fishing is producing salmon as well as some steelhead and brown trout.

It has been windy here so far in July, and these winds, often associated with August, have come early this year. Anglers that have been willing to get out and fish in the wind, and done so safely, have been rewarded handsomely. When it's windy, a spinnerbait is a great way to target both largemouth and smallmouth bass on isolated structure and flats. The muskie fishing on Lake St. Clair is red hot right now. Anglers that are both trolling as well as casting have been doing extremely well catching some very, very nice large fish. In northern Michigan, out of ports like Frankfort, Manistee, and Traverse City, king salmon are being caught, as well as the occasional steelhead and brown trout. Trolling with spoons and meat-rigs continue to be the primary baits when fished adjacent to the thermo cline. Early morning has been the best at targeting the kings, but the afternoon bite has been surprisingly good. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July, Week 2, 2017 ,fishing, michigan, king salmon, chinook, brown trout, smallmouth bass, fly fishing

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July, Week 2, 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-July, Week 2, 2017. Michigan's King Salmon fishing is heating up, tips for fishing for brown trout, and summertime smallmouth bass.

It's mid-July here in Michigan, and many anglers are talking about the Lake Michigan king salmon fishery. Ports like Muskegon, Grand Haven, Saugatuck, Manistee, and even Frankfurt are producing some very nice catches of King Salmon right now - including some whoppers topping 30 pounds. Trolling remains the best way to target these king salmon, and anglers using a mix of spoons as well as meat rigs are able to boat these feisty Great Lakes salmon. For fly anglers wanting to hit the river, a mouse pattern fished at night is a great way to target big brown trout. Also, during the day, a grasshopper pattern is a great way to target the daytime bite. For bass anglers across the state, we have lots of options, even though it's the dead of summer right now. Spinner-baits fished in the wind are a great tool to locate and catch summertime fish that are aggressive. And fishing the deep breaks, down in the deep water with a drop-shot rig is a great option looking for those deep water bites. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July 2017,angling buzz,sport fish michigan,captain ben wolfe,summer,2017,seasonal,july

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-July 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the second week of July 2017. Lake trout, salmon, and bass fishing tips and techniques to use when fishing in Michigan during mid-July.

Lake trout fishing remains consistently good across the state. Anglers on Lake Michigan are finding nice catches fishing along the bottom with cowbells and spoons. For salmon anglers, finding the thermo cline is critical to finding the active fish. Trolling spoons at, or near, the thermo cline is the key to getting these active fish to bite. Bass fishing remains red hot across the state. For those anglers looking for an explosive top-water bite, we have some great opportunities. Walking-style baits and poppers are a great option this time of the year. One of my favorites, this time of year, are soft plastic jerk-baits twitched just below the surface. These can lead to some very visually exciting strikes. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early July 2017,angling buzz, captain ben wolfe, sport fish michigan, summer, 2017, july

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early July 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the first week of July 2017. Vertical jigging for lake trout, and Michigan's Mayfly hatch heating up fishing throughout the state.

Happy 4th of July from everybody at Sport Fish Michigan. We've got a really nice report for you throughout the State of Michigan. For anglers targeting lake trout, vertical jigging and trolling remain the top two options. Vertical jigging in the 50-70 foot range, and trolling in the 70-90 foot range as the thermolcline really develops, seem to be the ticket to getting the most bites. The mayfly hatch is upon us here in the State of Michigan, and down in Lake St. Clair they've had the bulk of their hatch already. But, up in northern Michigan, we still have the peak to come on many of the waters. Early July is the perfect time for top-water bait, whether it's a dry fly imitating the mayfly hex hatch, or whether it's a walking-bait or a popper for bass fishermen, or even a soft plastic jerk-bait - like a fluke twitched just below the surface - explosive bites, and lots of fun! Have a fun and safe 4th of July. If you need a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late June, 2017,fishing, michigan, smallmouth, bass fishing, lake trout, traverse city, grand traverse bays, under armour, walleye, brown trout, salmon

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late June, 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the end of June, 2017. The mayfly hatch has created amazing opportunities for fly fishermen - brown trout, rainbow trout - optimal at dusk. Top water fishing for bass with a walking bait. Walleye fishing tips. King and coho salmon in Lake Michigan.

Hi, I'm captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for the State of Michigan. It's late June. We have some fantastic opportunities for fishermen all across the state. The biggest mayflies of the year are out right now. These are the hexagenia. These are the granddaddies of all, and fly anglers are loving having these big bugs around and are fishing for big brown trout, rainbow trout, and whatnot in the dusk in the evening hours. These are the biggest bugs that we'll see all year. For the bass anglers, a walking bait with a little chicken feather on the back is also a great opportunity for top water bass. For walleye anglers on Saginaw Bay, the walleyes have started to migrate out a little bit deeper and so pulling spoons at a slightly higher speed - almost 3 miles an hour - 2.5 to 3 miles an hour can really pay dividends for those walleyes. On the western side of the state, we have Lake Michigan. Anglers seeking salmon are seeing some great action for two three and four year old king and coho salmon. The king salmon that are in the four year class are 20 pounds and bigger. Which is a great sign for July and August as we get into the salmon run into the rivers. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give us a call today, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid June, Week 2, 2017 #2,

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid June, Week 2, 2017 #2

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the mid-June, Week 2, 2017. Outstanding opportunities for bass, lake trout, and brown trout fishing in Michigan.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz Report for the State of Michigan. Bass fishing remains red hot all across the state. Most of the state of Michigan is in a post-spawn pattern. For both largemouth and smallmouth bass, top waters early in the morning, or in the dusk - or spinnerbaits through the day are great options for finding these post-spawn fish. Grand Traverse Bay up near the Traverse City Area is a fantastic spot to be fishing for lake trout and some smaller king salmon. However, there are regulation changes, so make sure you check out the DNR to see what the regulation changes are for size and limits. The mayfly hatch continues all across the state. For fly anglers wanting to target the largest trout in the system, fishing at dusk, and into the night, is the most productive time to be on the water. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give Sport Fish Michigan a call today, or check us out on the web www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid June 2017 #2,anglingbuzz, michigan fishing charter, lake trout, traverse city charter, salmon, mayfly, topwater

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid June 2017 #2

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the mid-June, 2017. The beginning of a Mayfly hatch is providing great top water opportunities in Michigan. Outstanding salmon and lake trout big lake fishing now is a great sign for a good fishing season.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for the State of Michigan. It's almost mid-June, and we've got some fantastic options all across the state. On inland lakes, and on the rivers, all across the state we're seeing the very beginnings of a Mayfly hatch. This is a really critical food source for many different species of fish. Trout will key-in on this bug. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, panfish, and even walleyes will all utilize this really critical food source. The Mayfly hatch presents some really excellent opportunities for top water anglers fishing a walking bait or a popper early in the mornings or late in the evenings. Big-water anglers are seeing some very good action from salmon and lake trout. We're seeing some 20+ pound salmon - those are the 4-year old adults. We're seeing some of the 2- and 3-year olds, as well. This is a great sign for the rest of the summer. If you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give us a call today, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - First Week of June 2017 #2,michigan, bluegill, sunfish, perch, whitefish, smallmouth bass, post-spawn bass, lake trout, traverse city

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - First Week of June 2017 #2

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for the first week of June, 2017. Panfish: perch, bluegill. Grand Traverse Bay cisco, lake trout, and whitefish. Bass fishing in Michigan in early June.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for the State of Michigan. It's early June and we have some fantastic options all across the state for you. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is actually to go panfish fishing, whether it's perch or bluegill, or even sunfish. You get up in the shallows. They're a lot of fun on really light tackle or on fly rods - they're possible, too. They're just a ball of fun - especially in this early June period. For anglers up in the Traverse City Area, Grand Traverse Bay is the place to be. Light tackle, casting blade baits or jigging spoons for ciscos, lots of lake trout, and big, big whitefish. Those are great options this time of year. Bass fishing all across the state remains red hot - both for spawn and post-spawn fish. Depending on the size of the body of water you're on, you can see fish anywhere from 2 feet all of the way down to 15 feet or so. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late May 2017,fishing, smallmouth bass, walleye, bass spawn, catch and release, lake trout, salmon, fishing report, michigan

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Late May 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for late May 2017 in Michigan. Northern Michigan smallmouth bass spawn, catch and release, walleye in Saginaw Bay, lake trout and salmon in Lake Michigan.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for you for the State of Michigan. It's Memorial Day, we have some wonderful opportunities for anglers all across the state. Up in northern Michigan, the smallmouth bass are on the spawn. It's a peak time to catch these awesome fish. It's really important to practice catch and release when we catch a fish off of the bed. These are the parents that are guarding the eggs as well as the fry. This will help ensure the next generation of great angling opportunities throughout the years. Walleye anglers down in the Saginaw Bay area are still catching lots and lots of walleyes, pulling both spoons, but predominantly pulling crawler harnesses at a slow 1.1 to 1.5 miles per hour. For anglers getting out on Lake Michigan, we have some tremendous Lake Trout and Salmon action all across the western side of the state. If you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, please give Sport Fish Michigan a call, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

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Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-May 2017 #2

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-May in Michigan. Saginaw Bay Walleye, River Trout, and Bass fishing in Michigan.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for the State of Michigan. It's May, we have some tremendous opportunities throughout the state. For anglers after the walleye, Saginaw Bay is a tremendous place to be this time of the year. Crawler harnesses or spoons can lead to fish just like this one. With many of May's insect hatches, fly fishing is a great option. Anglers that are looking for the rivers can find some fantastic trout fishing. Bass fishing continues to be red hot throughout the state. Down in the southern portion, we have bass up on the beds. In northern Michigan, we still have mostly a pre-spawn pattern, with some of the early, smaller, inland lakes seeing some spawning action. If you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give us a call today, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

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Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Mid-May 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for mid-May in Michigan. Salmon, brown trout, and perch fishing in Michigan - tips and techniques.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz report for the State of Michigan. It's mid-May and we have some tremendous opportunities all across the state. For the salmon angler, we have some tremendous opportunities in the southwestern portion of the state. Saugatuck, Holland, those ports like that are fishing very well for 2 and 3 year old king and coho salmon. In northern Michigan, out of Frankfort and Manistee, we have some fantastic brown trout action. Trolling spoons, or minnow-imitating body baits is the key to getting these big brown trout to bite. Another great option, all across the state, is perch fishing. These fish are just coming off of the spawn and are starting to feed-up heavily as they transition towards deeper waters for the summer. Using a perch rig with live minnows, or a jigging spoon with either a minnow head, piece of shrimp, or a wiggler is really a great option this time of the year. For more information, or if you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, give us a call today, or check us out on the web at www.SportFishMichigan.com.

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early May 2017,

Ben Wolfe - AnglingBuzzTV Fishing Report - Early May 2017

 

Captain Ben Wolfe of Sport Fish Michigan - AnglingBuzzTV fishing report for early May in Michigan. Walleye fishing - Detroit River, smallmouth bass at Lake St. Clair, cisco on Grand Traverse Bays, and fishing tips.

Hi, I'm Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan, and I've got this week's AnglingBuzz Report for the State of Michigan. It's early May, and we have lots of options for you throughout the state. For anglers down in southeast Michigan, we have some fantastic walleye fishing, as well as bass fishing. Lake St. Clair is producing some very nice smallmouth bass right now - tubes, jerk-baits, rattle traps - we like, right now, the jerk-bait bite is really nice with a nice, good long pause. Figure out that cadence, really experiment to see what those fish want. Very often times, they'll hit during the pause. When you go to move that bait again, they've already got it - and it's game on from there. For the walleye angler on the Detroit River, we like to use a 1 ounce jig. It seems to be the perfect mix of being able to find the bottom easily, and be able to contact the bottom on every lift and drop, which is what we want to do during current when we're vertical jigging, as well as providing a nice, big profile for those walleyes to key-in on. We have some wind, so the water gets a little bit muddy. Those fish can still hear that thump and see that profile of that bait. One thing that's critical for our success is using a stinger hook. We really want to make sure that all of our jigs have a stinger hook. Further up north, on Grand Traverse Bay, we have a absolutely phenomenal cisco bite going on right now. The ciscos are in shallow - anywhere from 20 to 50 feet. They're feeding on midges right now and minnows, as well. We like to use a blade bait. Cast out a blade bait, let it sink, and then yo-yo retrieve that thing back. You're going to absolutely load the boat. It's as many fish as you want to catch right now for those ciscos, and those ciscos are running anywhere from 4 to 5 pounds. Inland lake bass fishing up here, also in northern Michigan, also is fantastic - but the waters are cold. Blade baits, again, can be a real key in this water that is still in the low- to mid-40s. As it starts to warm from the smaller inland lakes to the bigger inland lakes, jerk-baits and rattle traps can really come into play, as well. If you're looking for a Captain or Guide in the State of Michigan, or you would like more information, check us out at SportFishMichigan.com, or give us a call today.

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 07.28.16,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 07.28.16

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters for the end of July, 2016.


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 07.22.16,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 07.22.16

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters for mid July, 2016.


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 07.14.16,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 07.14.16

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters for early July 2016.


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 07.08.16,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 07.08.16

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters during the beginning of July, 2016


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 06.29.16,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 06.29.16

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters at the end of June 2016.


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 06.23.16,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 06.23.16

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters during late June 2016.


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 06.16.16,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 06.16.16

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters during early June 2016.


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 06.08.16,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 06.08.16

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters during the start of June 2016.


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 05.16.16,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 05.16.16

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan reports on the Michigan area waters for May 16, 2016.


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Buzz Bite Report for AnglingBuzz.com 05.09.16,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Buzz Bite Report for AnglingBuzz.com 05.09.16

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters during early May 2016.


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 11.09.15,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 11.09.15

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters during the week of November 9-15, 2015


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Buzz Bite Report for AnglingBuzz.com 9.21.15,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Buzz Bite Report for AnglingBuzz.com 9.21.15

 

Captain Ben Wolfe with Sport Fish Michigan gives his report for the Michigan area waters during the week of September 21-27, 2015


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 09.11.15,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 09.11.15

 

Early September report includes information about northwest Michigan's bounty of fishing opportunities in September, including smallmouth bass, walleye, lake trout, coho salmon, and king salmon.


Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 05.18.15,

Ben Wolfe's Michigan Fishing Report for AnglingBuzz.com 05.18.15

 

Mid-May report includes information about Detroit River walleye and white bass, Lake St. Clair largemouth and smallmouth bass, bass fishing in Traverse City and inland lakes, lake trout at Elk Rapids, and river fishing options, including Tippy Dam.



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